China says it wants to cooperate with President Joe Biden’s new US administration, while announcing sanctions against “lying and cheating” outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump.
- Beijing accused the outgoing and former officials of undermining China’s interests and offending the Chinese people
- They will be banned from entering mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao
- Companies and institutions associated with them will be restricted from doing business with China
The move was a sign of China’s anger, especially at an accusation Mr Pompeo made on his final full day in office that China had committed genocide against its Uyghur Muslims, an assessment that Mr Biden’s choice to succeed Mr…